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Jack Reilly’s life as pianist and composer spanned 60 years. It began in 1946 playing a New Year’s Eve gig with a drummer and later blossomed into a major career. Jack’s jazz trio performed in Europe, Wales, England, Canada, Alaska and all major cities in the United States. Mr. Reilly frequently performed as soloist with symphony orchestras, choirs, chamber ensembles, woodwind quintets, and string orchestras, most often playing his own compositions. He served as Musical Director for David Frost’s USA tour of “That Was the Week That Was” and spent two years as arranger/conductor/pianist for pop singer Gloria Loring


Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Marcio Resende

Read "Take Five with Marcio Resende" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Marcio Resende Recognized as one of Brazil's leading woodwind players, Marcio Resende studied at two prestigious U.S. music institutions early in his career, Berklee College of Music and The New England Conservatory, before pursuing doctoral studies at New York University. He has studied with Jimmy Giuffre, George Russell, Joe Allard, Dr. William Thomas McKinley, John ...


Article: Year in Review

In Memoriam: Jazz Musicians Who Passed in 2018

Read "In Memoriam: Jazz Musicians Who Passed in 2018" reviewed by Maxim Micheliov

As 2018 comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to remember the extraordinarily gifted musicians who made an indelible mark on jazz. With sadness, we bid farewell to NEA Jazz Masters Bob Dorough, Nancy Wilson and Cecil Taylor as well as trumpeters Hugh Masekela, Tomasz Stanko, Jerry González and Roy Hargrove.


News: Obituary

Jack Reilly, RIP

Jack Reilly, RIP

News has arrived that the pianist Jack Reilly died of a massive stroke on Friday at his home in New Jersey. Mr. Reilly, 86, was an accomplished classical and jazz pianist who returned to his native New York in 1954 following Navy service and pursued graduate studies at the Manhattan School of Music. His early experience ...


Article: Interview

Kevin Hays: Creative Flow

Read "Kevin Hays: Creative Flow" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]If you aren't familiar with pianist Kevin Hays, you should be. He's recorded and toured with many of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. And those who call him can't seem to get enough of him. His recent projects as a ...


News: Recording

Jack Reilly - "Live at Maybeck Recital Hall"

Jack Reilly - "Live at Maybeck Recital Hall"

OVERVIEW: When you read the biographies of jazz artists, many relate a common story; musical studies that began with a foundation built on classical training before giving way to jazz. And while a classical influence can still be heard in a number of contemporary musicians, see Brad Mehldau, few actually perform both classical and jazz, and ...


News: Recording

Recent Listening: Jack Reilly at Maybeck

Recent Listening: Jack Reilly at Maybeck

Jack Reilly, Live At Maybeck Recital Hall (Unichrom). Maybeck is a small hall in Berkeley, California, loved by pianists and listeners for the perfection of its acoustics. Carl Jefferson of Concord Records was so taken with the sound of the room that he initiated a series of 42 solo piano recordings there. It began with Joanne ...


Live at Dean Clough

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2009


News: Performance / Tour

Innocence: The Music of Jack Reilly Duo Concert on November 17th

Innocence: The Music of Jack Reilly Duo Concert on November 17th

Jack Reilly, composer/pianist, with assisting artist Ashton Fletcher (bassist), will play at the WEINBERG Ceremonial LOBBY of the SIDNEY KIMMELL CANCER CENTER, (Johns Hopkins Hospital), 901 S. Bond Street, downtown Baltimore, MD. on Tuesday, November 17th at noon. The program includes excerpts from Jack's GREEN SPRING SUITE and The SILENCE of the HEART plus his four ...


Article: Extended Analysis

Jack Reilly Trio: Live at Dean Clough

Read "Jack Reilly Trio: Live at Dean Clough" reviewed by Samuel Chell

Jack Reilly Trio Live At Dean Clough Dean Clough Unichrom 2007 After composing, performing and recording a work motivated by and patterned after a struggle with a life- threatening illness (Innocence: Green Spring Suite, Unichrom, 2007), Jack Reilly might be expected to lighten up on his ...


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